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This sucks. I am running 1.50 volts on the cpu and 1.40 on the NB. I cant get 4GHz with a 2800MHz NB to be stable. Does my chip suck? Others with the same chip can get this easily and be stable..


*on a second note, my 4GHz is stable on 1.5v, but the NB at 2000. Should I lower my overclock and get more NB? what do you guys think? Im sad


*edit #2: Its not even stable at 4GHz with the NB at 200MHz! Whats going on!! Should I increase my volts further? I am just increasing the multiplier btw and not messing with anything else.
Edited by tianh - 1/2/11 at 2:30am
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This sucks. I am running 1.50 volts on the cpu and 1.40 on the NB. I cant get 4GHz with a 2800MHz NB to be stable. Does my chip suck? Others with the same chip can get this easily and be stable..


*on a second note, my 4GHz is stable on 1.5v, but the NB at 2000. Should I lower my overclock and get more NB? what do you guys think? Im sad


*edit #2: Its not even stable at 4GHz with the NB at 200MHz! Whats going on!! Should I increase my volts further? I am just increasing the multiplier btw and not messing with anything else.
Good. Make sure the HT is around 2000 or less.
The HT affects my stability a lot.

Do you know how to loosen your RAM timings? Do you know about lowering the RAM frequency?
Try to get a higher CPU clock first then tweak the NB.

EDIT: Wait...2000mhz or 200mhz?
Edited by vinton13 - 1/2/11 at 2:39am
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No it just means your settings are not stable, depending on where your at, you have many options, Its hard to say what to do really if you dont give specific information... CPU VID, CPU NB volt, Ram Voltage, CPU multiplier, FSB speed, NB frequency, and DDR freq. are some essentials.. Also we need to know load temps and specifics on what happened if you would like help...
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Good. Make sure the HT is around 2000 or less.
The HT affects my stability a lot.

Do you know how to loosen your RAM timings? Do you know about lowering the RAM frequency?
Try to get a higher CPU clock first then tweak the NB.

EDIT: Wait...2000mhz or 200mhz?
Hey!

2000MHz sorry about that mistake. Not sure what loosen Ram Timings are, but currently I have only one stick of 2GHz G.SKill Eco RAM rated at 8-8-8-24 at 1.35v

But I am running it at 8-8-8-24 at 1.5v what does it mean to loosen them? And does only having one stick at 2GB mess with my overclock as opposed to 4GB? My other stick is in for RMA.
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try bumping up ram volts 1 click or 2.
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People who are 'easily' getting to 4Ghz are likely on water, don't get tooooo down about it, I'm unable to get 12hr stable on anything past 3750mhz with a 965 and an air cooler... More voltage doesnt mean more stable... Its true in many cases but it causes heat issues as well.. Ill be stable at 1.475 and not at 1.5, so keep that in mind, its a long process, not a instant thing...
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try bumping up ram volts 1 click or 2.
what do you mean by 1 click or 2? sorry im a noob.
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whatever your voltage is for your DDR or RAM, not sure for your board, up it one or two settings... Its probably around 1.5 right now, so up it to 1.55
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to get my ram stable i had to bump my ram volts from stock(1.65v) to 1.70v.
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Hey!

2000MHz sorry about that mistake. Not sure what loosen Ram Timings are, but currently I have only one stick of 2GHz G.SKill Eco RAM rated at 8-8-8-24 at 1.35v

But I am running it at 8-8-8-24 at 1.5v what does it mean to loosen them? And does only having one stick at 2GB mess with my overclock as opposed to 4GB? My other stick is in for RMA.
To loosen them means to make them higher (or slower in order to get the CPU stable)
However I think you're timings are good enough already (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
What about your DRAM freq.?
And what are your temps?
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